Pie can be enjoyed year-round, and is a popular dessert for anything from summer picnics to Thanksgiving dinners. And no two pies are alike — each flavor delivers a delicious flavor that can range anywhere between sweet and sugary to savory umami goodness.
Are you planning to make a pie for your next get together, but can’t decide which filling will be best? Here is a list of some of the most popular types of pies to pick from:
Coconut Cream Pie
For a sweet taste and tropical flavors, a coconut cream pie is your best option for a delicious summer dessert. Coconut cream pie is light and fluffy and made from a signature cream topped with coconut flakes.
Strawberry pie is another crowd favorite at picnics and summer gatherings. Unlike most pies, strawberry pies typically don’t have a top layer of crust. This allows food lovers to dig right into the strawberries and sweet flavors.
Chocolate Mousse Pie
This rich, decadent chocolate mousse pie is complemented by the flaky phyllo crust for a delicious melt-in-your-mouth treat. Add some whipped cream and chocolate shavings to the top, and you’re in for a real indulgence.
Upside-Down Lemon Meringue Pie
Like coconut cream pie, this upside-down lemon meringue pie is a light, creamy treat that is perfect for summer. The sweet and tangy lemon flavor makes this pie a refreshing option for your taste buds.
Cherry pie can be a treat for a Fourth of July barbecue or a post-Christmas dinner dessert. The pie’s crust hides the gooey fruit-filled insides that ooze out when cut into for a delicious treat.
If you’re a fan of this sweet summer fruit, then you will want to dig right into this delicious dessert. This peach pie is traditionally made with two crusts that criss-cross over each other to create a beautiful pattern, and pairs amazingly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. f
Apple pie can be enjoyed year-round and there are multiple variations and recipes to make this classic dish. Some bakers choose to have a crumbly pecan-based pie crust, while others prefer to use a simpler crust to showcase the sweet apples. Whichever way you want to eat it, you won’t want to pass up this iconic dessert.
Pecan pie is another classic pie, especially in the south where it originated. To make it even sweeter, mix in chocolate chips and top with whipped cream for a yummy dessert.
Although shepherd’s pie isn’t technically a pie, it’s too delicious a treat to not include on this list. The dish combines savory flavors including ground beef, onion, Worcestershire sauce, lamb, peas and other various foods and seasonings to make a meaty filling. Shepherd’s pie is then topped with mashed potatoes, giving it a pie-like appearance.
Mincemeat pie is a classic savory dish that combines salty and sweet flavors — mixed fruit, rum or brandy, brown sugar and baking spices are all key components to this pie. Mincemeat pie is usually served with beef suet, but bakers can also substitute butter.
Chicken Pot Pie
Pumpkin pie is traditionally served after a Thanksgiving feast, but it doesn’t have to be enjoyed only once a year. This pie’s flavors can range from sweeter or more savory and has a delicious creamy texture.